Posts tagged "Pope"

First Latin American Pope: Francis I

First Latin American Pope: Francis I
                  The world has the first pope from Latin America. He is Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina and will go by the name Pope Francis I. He is a man that can perhaps bridge Catholics in the old and new world. Bergoglio is the son of Italians who... Read more »

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones

Pope Benedict XVI trading in red shoes for Mexican ones
Pope Benedict XVI will step down Thursday, the first pope to give up his post in 600 years. This is unprecedented and people are wondering how his vestments will change. One thing is certain is that he will give up his red shoes that symbolize the blood of martyrs. But he will trade them in... Read more »

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe on her feast day Dec. 12

Photo by Teresa Puente, Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico City During my 1970s adolescence there were few famous Latina actresses or singers, like Jennifer Lopez or Salma Hayek, who made curves cool and Latinas fashionable. The first major image of Latina womanhood that I discovered was on a childhood road trip with my family to Mexico.... Read more »
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